- A “FAMILIAR SPIRIT” IS THE DESIGNATION OF A SPECIFIC TYPE OF EVIL SPIRIT.
- IT IS SO CLASSIFIED BECAUSE OF ITS CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC: NAMELY, FAMILIARITY.
- IT IS A RELATIONSHIP SPIRIT, A FAMILIARITY, WITH A PERSON OR PERSONALITY.
- FOR EXAMPLE, A WOMAN, WHOM PAUL ENCOUNTERED IN MACEDONIA, HAD A FAMILIAR SPIRIT WHICH GAVE HER POWERS OF DIVINATION. (ACTS 16:16-18).
- FAMILIAR SPIRITS ARE COMMON WITH THE PRACTICES OF SPIRITISM AND WITCHCRAFT,.
- BUT THEIR ACTIVITY IS NOT LIMITED TO THE OCCULT.
- THEY OPERATE THROUGH VARIOUS MEANS OTHER THAN THE OCCULT
- FOR EXAMPLE THEY CAN OPERATE THROUGH NECROMANCY OR ANCESTRAL WORSHIP
- NECROMANCY A SUPPOSED COMMUNICATION WITH THE DEAD, IS A SERIOUS FACET OF THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT’S OPERATION.
- NECROMANCY IS AN OUTRIGHT DECEPTION.
- RATHER THAN COMMUNICATING WITH A PARTICULAR PERSON, THE MEDIUM IS IN CONTACT WITH A SPIRIT WHICH IS FAMILIAR WITH THAT DEAD PERSON.
- THE SPIRIT IS ABLE TO GIVE INFORMATION AND PRODUCE MANIFESTATIONS WHICH WILL LEAD THE NECROMANCER TO SUPPOSE THAT HE HAS CONTACTED THE SPIRIT OF A CERTAIN DEAD PERSON.
- EVIL SPIRITS ARE PERSONALITIES. THEY CAN REASON, DECIDE, EXPRESS EMOTIONS AND COMMUNICATE.
- PERSONALITIES HAVE THE CAPACITY TO RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER.
- TWO HUMAN PERSONALITIES CAN FORM A RELATIONSHIP; AND, THROUGH COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNION, THAT RELATIONSHIP CAN BE IMPROVED.
- LIKEWISE, A PERSON CAN FORM AND DEVELOP A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH AN EVIL SPIRIT.
- WHEN A PERSON FORMS A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN EVIL SPIRIT EITHER WILFULLY OR THROUGH IGNORANCE, HE THEN HAS A FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
- COMMUNICATION IS THE CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC OF FAMILIAR SPIRITS.
- THEY COMMUNICATE WITH AND SERVE THOSE WHO ARE POSSESSED BY THEM
- THE SPIRIT RESPONDS QUICKLY TO THE SUMMONS OF MEDIUMS OR THOSE WHO TALK TO THE DEAD.
- A MEDIUM SUCH AS THE WITCH OF ENDOR WHOM SAUL CONSULTED (I SAM. 28:7), IS A GO-BETWEEN WHICH FORMS A COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN THE EARTH AND THE DEMONIC REALM.
- THUS, ANYONE WHO BECOMES A CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION FOR AN EVIL SPIRIT IS A MEDIUM. HE HAS A FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
- A FAMILIAR SPIRIT IS SOMETHING THAT A PERSON HAS, BECAUSE IT IS A PERSONALITY IDENTIFIED WITH A CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL.
- IN THE SAME SENSE THAT ONE HAS A BOOK, A FRIEND OR A COLD, ONE CAN BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIED WITH A DEMON SPIRIT.
“REGARD NOT THEM THAT HAVE FAMILIAR SPIRITS, NEITHER SEEK AFTER WIZARDS, TO BE DEFILED BY THEM: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.” LEV. 19:31,
- A PERSON WHO HAS A FAMILIAR SPIRIT, SERVES AS THE VESSEL WHICH CONTAINS THE SPIRIT.
- THE SPIRIT INDWELLS THE PERSON.
- THUS, A PERSON WHO HAS A FAMILIAR SPIRIT IS DEMON POSSESSED
- THE SERIOUSNESS OF ENTERTAINING FAMILIAR SPIRITS IS PLAINLY SET FORTH IN GOD’S WORD.
- UNDER THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW, INVOLVEMENT WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS WAS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.
“A MAN OR A WOMAN WHO IS A MEDIUM, OR WHO HAS FAMILIAR SPIRITS, SHALL SURELY BE PUT TO DEATH; THEY SHALL STONE THEM WITH STONES. THEIR BLOOD SHALL BE UPON THEM.” LEV. 20:27
- FAMILIAR SPIRITS ARE COUNTERFEITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’S WORK.
- AS WITH ANYTHING OCCULT, INVOLVEMENT WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS CONSTITUTES IDOLATRY AND CREATES SPIRITUAL DEFILEMENT:
“REGARD NOT THEM THAT HAVE FAMILIAR SPIRITS…TO BE DEFILED BY THEM: I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD” LEV. 19:31.
- ANYONE WHO HAS FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD, AND WHO IS LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, DOES NOT NEED A FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
- FOR GOD PROVIDES HIM WITH ALL THAT HE NEEDS TO KNOW OR HAVE.
- THE SIN OF ADULTERY IS COMMITTED WHEN A MAN OR WOMAN GOES OUTSIDE OF HIS OR HER MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP.
- LIKEWISE, A CHILD OF GOD COMMITS SPIRITUAL ADULTERY WHEN HE GOES OUTSIDE HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD TO GAIN SUPERNATURAL KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, GUIDANCE, BENEFITS OR POWER FROM WICKED SPIRITS.
- KING SAUL SOUGHT OUT A WOMAN WHO HAD A FAMILIAR SPIRIT,
- BECAUSE SAUL SOUGHT HELP FROM THE WITCH OF ENDOR, GOD’S JUDGMENT CAME UPON HIM.“SO SAUL DIED FOR HIS UNFAITHFULNESS WHICH HE HAD COMMITTED AGAINST THE LORD, BECAUSE HE DID NOT KEEP THE WORD OF THE LORD, AND ALSO BECAUSE HE CONSULTED A MEDIUM FOR GUIDANCE. BUT HE DID NOT INQUIRE OF THE LORD; THEREFORE HE KILLED HIM, AND TURNED THE KINGDOM OVER TO DAVID THE SON OF JESSE.” I CHR. 10:13-14.
- GOD BROUGHT JUDGMENT UPON THE CANAANITE NATIONS BECAUSE OF THEIR OCCULT PRACTICES, AND HE GAVE THEIR LANDS TO THE ISRAELITES.
- THEN, GOD WARNED THE ISRAELITES THAT HE WOULD DRIVE THEM FROM THE LAND IF THEY EVER TURNED TO THE OCCULT:
“WHEN THOU ART COME INTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE, THOU SHALT NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS. THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU…A CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS…FOR ALL THAT DO THESE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD: AND BECAUSE OF THESE ABOMINATIONS THE LORD THY GOD DOTH DRIVE THEM OUT FROM BEFORE THEE.” DEUT. 18:9, 11, 12
- DECEPTION IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN ONE’S RELATIONSHIP WITH A FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
- USUALLY, THE ONE HAVING A FAMILIAR SPIRIT BELIEVES THAT HIS SPIRIT-COMPANION IS GOOD RATHER THAN EVIL
- HE THINKS THAT SOMETHING BENEFICIAL WILL COME OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP.
- HE ERRONEOUSLY BELIEVES THAT THE SPIRIT IS A TRUE BENEFACTOR WHO WILL PROVIDE HIM WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION.
- HE MAY EVEN BELIEVE THAT THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.
- HE WILL; THEREFORE, BE RELUCTANT TO PART WITH SOMETHING HE BELIEVES IS BENEFICIAL OR THAT IS OF GOD.
- THE PERSON HAVING A FAMILIAR SPIRIT MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS AN EVIL SPIRIT ENTITY WITH WHOM HE IS HAVING A RELATIONSHIP.
- HE MAY THINK THAT HIS EXPERIENCES ARE ONLY WITHIN HIS IMAGINATIONS AND FANTASIES.
- OR, HE MAY BELIEVE THAT HE HAS CONTACTED GOD’S SPIRITUAL REALM THROUGH HIS MIND RATHER THAN THROUGH HIS SPIRIT.
- THUS, HE MAY BE ENSNARED, NOT BECAUSE HE IS SEEKING SOMETHING EVIL, BUT BECAUSE HE IS SEEKING SOMETHING GOOD IN A WRONG WAY.
- GOD SAYS MY PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
- WHAT DRAWS A PERSON INTO INVOLVEMENT WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS?
- THE APPEAL OF THE OCCULT IS USUALLY EITHER CURIOSITY OR A DESIRE FOR THAT WHICH IS HIDDEN OR SIMPLY A DESIRE FOR POWER AND CONTROL OF FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS
- THE SUPERNATURAL IS VERY POWERFUL AND INTERESTING BUT YOU MUST KNOW, HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE SUPERNATURAL REALM OF GOD AND THAT OF SATAN.
- ALMOST EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS IN STORE.
- IT IS EASY, THEREFORE, TO BE DRAWN INTO A SCHEME THAT CLAIMS TO HOLD THE KEY TO KNOWING THE UNKNOWN.
- MANY, IT SEEMS, HAVE BEEN ENTICED BY THE DESIRE TO COMMUNICATE WITH DEPARTED LOVED ONES
- A WOMAN THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS BEING VISITED BY HER DECEASED HUSBAND.
- SHE SAID THAT THE SPIRIT OF HER DEAD HUSBAND WOULD COME INTO HER BEDROOM, SIT ON THE EDGE OF HER BED AND TALK WITH HER.
- SHE DECIDED TO TEST THE PHENOMENON. WHEN THE SPIRIT RETURNED, SHE TOUCHED HIM ON THE NOSE AND SAID, “YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A DEMON. I REBUKE YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS. DO NOT COME BACK ANYMORE.”
- THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT NEVER RETURNED
- CHRISTIANS, ESPECIALLY THOSE SUFFERING FROM REJECTION, INFERIORITY AND INSECURITY, ARE PRONE TO CRAVE AN INTIMACY WITH THE LORD
- THIS CAN DRAW THEM INTO UNSCRIPTURAL WAYS OF ACHIEVING SUCH CLOSENESS
- FOR EXAMPLE, A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO HAD AN UNLOVING HUSBAND, WAS ENCOURAGED BY A COUNSELLOR TO VISUALIZE JESUS AS BEING HER HUSBAND
- SHE WAS TO IMAGINE JESUS COMING THROUGH THE DOOR, HUGGING HER AND KISSING HER. HER VISUALIZED JESUS BECAME VERY REAL TO HER, AND SHE FOUND THIS FANTASY VERY SATISFYING.
- BUT ONE DAY HER VISUALIZED JESUS BECAME SO INTIMATE THAT HE MADE SEXUAL ADVANCES TOWARD HER.
- SHE WAS FRIGHTENED ENOUGH TO SEEK COUNSEL WHICH LEAD TO HER DELIVERANCE FROM A FAMILIAR SPIRIT, THE SPIRIT OF “ANOTHER JESUS” II COR. 11:4.
- SATAN IS A SLY DECEIVER. WHEN FORBIDDEN THINGS ARE SOUGHT; OR WHEN GOOD THINGS ARE SOUGHT IN WRONG WAYS, THE DEVIL IS QUICK TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.
- THERE ARE MANY AVENUES THROUGH WHICH FAMILIAR SPIRITS CAN BE ACQUIRED:
- DIVINATION IS BROADLY DEFINED AS AN ATTEMPT TO DISCERN FUTURE EVENTS OR TO DISCOVER THAT WHICH CANNOT BE KNOWN BY NORMAL METHODS.
- THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT IS SOUGHT TO ASSIST A PERSON IN HIS QUEST FOR HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE, GUIDANCE AND POWER.
- THERE ARE MANY EXPRESSIONS OF DIVINATION
- . DIVINATION INCLUDES THE PRACTICES OF OCCULTISTS, SPIRITIST MEDIUMS, WITCH DOCTORS, FALSE PROPHETS AND OF COURSE WITCHES.
- FOR EXAMPLE, WATER WITCHING IS A FORM OF DIVINATION.
- IN SOME COMMUNITIES THERE WILL BE A PARTICULAR PERSON WHO IS PROFICIENT IN FINDING UNDERGROUND STREAMS OF WATER WITH A FORKED STICK
- AS HE HOLDS THE “Y” OF HIS DIVINING ROD, THE STICK WILL TURN FORCIBLY DOWNWARD WHEN HE WALKS OVER A SPOT THAT HAS UNDERGROUND WATER
- THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT COMMUNICATES WITH THE DIVINER THROUGH HIS ROD.
- ONE MIGHT REASON THAT SUCH A BENEFIT COULD NOT BE WRONG, BUT GOD HAS JUDGED IT TO BE WRONG
- HE CALLS DIVINATION AN “ABOMINATION,” AND PRONOUNCES A CURSE UPON ANYONE WHO PRACTICES IT: “THOU SHALT NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE [CANAANITE] NATIONS. THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANY ONE THAT…USETH DIVINATION DEUT 18:9-10. YOU SHALL NOT…PRACTICE DIVINATION OR SOOTHSAYING” LEV. 19:26
2. TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION
- . TM, A PRACTICE ASSOCIATED WITH HINDU WORSHIP, IS ACCEPTED WIDELY THROUGHOUT WESTERN CULTURE TODAY. IT IS BEING TAUGHT IN SOME COLLEGES AND EVEN IN SOME CHURCHES
- . CONTRARY TO CHRISTIAN MEDITATION, WHICH IS AN ACTIVE REFLECTION UPON GOD AND HIS WORD; EASTERN MEDITATION IS PASSIVE.
- PASSIVE MEDITATION COUPLED WITH TRANCE-PRODUCING TECHNIQUES AND CHANTING, OPEN A PERSON DIRECTLY TO THE DEMONIC REALM
- IN HIS ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT, THE TM PRACTITIONER EMPTIES HIMSELF OF ALL SELF- IDENTITY AND WILLPOWER
- HE OPENS HIMSELF TO DECEIVING SPIRITS WHO IMPERSONATE DEITY AND DIVULGE FALSE REVELATIONS OF SECRET AND HIDDEN MYSTERIES.
3. IMAGINARY PLAYMATES
- IT IS NOT UNUSUAL TO FIND A CHILD WHO HAS AN IMAGINARY PLAYMATE.
- THE INVISIBLE COMPANION IS VERY REAL TO THE CHILD.
- IN FACT, THE PLAYMATE MAY BE INVISIBLE TO OTHERS BUT APPEAR VISIBLY TO THE CHILD.
- THE IMAGINARY PLAYMATE BECOMES A COMPANION AND A TEACHER OF THE CHILD
- WHAT BEGINS, IN THE CHILD’S IMAGINATION, AS A TECHNIQUE TO OFFSET LONELINESS, EVOLVES INTO A RELATIONSHIP WITH A FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
- IN ORDER TO BE SET FREE, THE BOY FIRST HAD TO FALL OUT OF AGREEMENT WITH THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT AND, COMMAND HIM TO GO.
- AFTER A SUCCESSFUL DELIVERANCE, THERE SHOULD BE A MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN THE CHILD’S PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIOR.
- DRUGS, ESPECIALLY THE HALLUCINATORY DRUGS, PROVIDE A STRAIGHT CORRIDOR INTO THE DEMONIC REALM
5. ROCK MUSIC.
- THOSE WHO ARE HOOKED ON ROCK MUSIC ARE USUALLY VERY DEFENSIVE AND UNTEACHABLE.
- THIS REJECTION OF TRUTH IS BECAUSE ROCK MUSIC IS A “RELIGION
- ROCK MUSIC REQUIRES AS DEFINITE COMMITMENT AS DOES CHRISTIANITY.
- A CERTAIN CHRISTIAN TEENAGER LOVED THE LORD AND WAS GROWING SPIRITUALLY.
- SUDDENLY, HE CHANGED, HE COMPLETELY TURNED AWAY FROM HIS CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONS.
- HIS PARENTS WERE DISMAYED, AND NOTHING THEY SAID OR DID HAD ANY EFFECT ON THEIR SON.
- HE HAD A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN HIS PERSONALITY.
- HIS MOTHER WAS ASKED IF HE HAD BECOME INVOLVED WITH ROCK MUSIC.
- THE ANSWER WAS “YES.” HIS LOVE FOR GOD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD BEEN TAKEN OVER BY “ANOTHER SPIRIT” WITH WHOM HE HAD BECOME FAMILIAR.
- 6. GAMES AND TOYS
- .THE DEVIL IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO CONTROL THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH.
- GAMES AND TOYS ARE A POWERFUL INFLUENCE IN THE TRAINING OF CHILDREN
- SOME GAMES HAVE PERSONALITIES THAT CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THE PLAYERS.
- PARENTS, MUST BE ESPECIALLY ALERT AND VIGILANT TODAY IN ORDER TO PROTECT THEIR OFFSPRING FROM TALKING WITH DEMONS
- THEY MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE DEVIL’S MESSENGERS
- BEWARE OF THOSE CARTOONS AS WELL. REMEMBER POIKEMONS?
- CHILDREN BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THESE DEMONIC CREATURES TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY MAY EVEN GET COMFORTABLE WITH THEM WHEN THEY MATERIALIZE.
- FOR EXAMPLE, INVOLVEMENT WITH THE GAME “DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.” REQUIRES ROLE PLAYING, AND THE PLAYER BECOMES TOTALLY IDENTIFIED WITH A FICTIONAL CHARACTER
- OFTEN, THE PLAYERS DRESS IN IDENTIFYING COSTUMES WHICH PORTRAY THE CHARACTER THEY ARE TO REPRESENT
- THE PLAYERS WILL GRADUALLY LOSE THEIR OWN IDENTITY AND TAKE ON THE IDENTITY OF THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
7. CONVERSING WITH DEMONS DURING DELIVERANCE
- WHEN DEMONS ARE CHALLENGED, THEY SOMETIMES SPEAK THROUGH THE PERSON THEY INDWELL.
- A DELIVERANCE WORKER MAY CULTIVATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH A DEMON BY UNNECESSRALLY INTERROGATING SUCH SPIRITS
- IN SO DOING, THE DELIVERANCE MINISTER BECOMES A MEDIUM THROUGH WHOM THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT IMPARTS SECRET KNOWLEDGE.
- IF THE INFORMATION ACQUIRED THROUGH DEMONS IS ACCEPTED AS TRUTH, THEN TESTIMONY TO WHAT DEMONS HAVE SAID BECOMES A DOCTRINE OF DEMONS:
“NOW THE SPIRIT EXPRESSLY SAYS THAT IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME WILL DEPART FROM THE FAITH, GIVING HEED TO DECEIVING SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS.” I TIM. 4:1, (EMPHASIS MINE.)
- A DELIVERANCE MINISTER WAS SHARING WITH ONE OF HIS STAFF MEMBERS HIS EXPERIENCES IN CONVERSING WITH DEMONS DURING DELIVERANCE.
- HE SAID THAT HE SAW NO NEED FOR GIVING UP THE PRACTICE OF INTERROGATING EVIL SPIRITS.
- IN FACT, HE FOUND THEM TO BE ENTERTAINING.
- THERE WAS ONE THAT HE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED TALKING WITH BECAUSE WHAT THIS DEMON SAID ALWAYS “SEEMED SO CUTE.”
- HOW COULD ANYTHING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF A DECEIVING DEMON EVER BE CONSIDERED “CUTE?”
- CONVERSING WITH DEMONS CAN EASILY LEAD TO THE FORBIDDEN ROLE OF BEING A “CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS” DEUT. 18:11, KJV.
- IF ONE BECOMES A COMMUNICATION LINK WITH THE DEMONIC REALM, HE BECOMES A SPIRIT MEDIUM; AND THE INFORMATION HE TRANSMITS IS A “DOCTRINE THAT DEMONS TEACH” I TIM. 4:1, NIV.
- THUS, INTERROGATION OF DEMONS, AND CONVERSATION WITH THEM, IS NOT ONLY FOOLISH BUT EXCEEDINGLY DANGEROUS
- GOD’S WORD CLEARLY FORBIDS COMMUNICATION WITH SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. “THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANYONE WHO…CALLS UP THE DEAD” DEUT. 18:10,11.
- SOME, WHOSE LOVED ONES HAVE DIED, ARE TEMPTED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.
- BUT INSTEAD OF CONTACTING THE SPIRIT OF THEIR LOVED ONES, THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS WHO IMPERSONATE DEAD FRIENDS OR RELATIVES.
- WHEN JACOB SEPARATED HIMSELF FROM HIS UNCLE, LABAN; RACHEL STOLE HER FATHER’S TERAPHIM OR IMAGES.. (GEN. 31).
- THESE HOUSEHOLD IMAGES WERE MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF DEAD ANCESTORS
- THIS PASSAGE REVEALS THAT LABAN AND HIS FAMILY WERE INVOLVED IN IDOLATRY.
- NOW WE UNDERSATND WHY REBEKKAH COULD USE FAMILIAR SPIRIT TO IMPERSONATE ESAU
- THEY BELIEVED THAT THEY COULD BE HELPED BY THE SPIRITS OF THE DEPARTED DEAD.
- THIS IS THE FAMILY OF REBECCA THIS IS WHERE SHE GOT HER DEMONIC ATTITUDE FROM
- WHEN GOD TOLD JACOB TO RETURN TO BETHEL (THE HOUSE OF GOD), JACOB SAID TO HIS FAMILY;
“PUT AWAY THE FOREIGN GODS THAT ARE AMONG YOU” GEN. 35:2, AND THE TERAPHIM WERE BURIED AND LEFT BEHIND. THEREUPON, THE CURSE WAS AVOIDED; AND THE BLESSINGS OF GOD CAME TO JACOB AND HIS FAMILY, FOR, “THE TERROR OF GOD WAS UPON THE CITIES THAT WERE ALL AROUND THEM, AND THEY DID NOT PURSUE THE SONS OF JACOB” GEN. 35:5.
- SOMETIMES, DISPLAYED PICTURES OF DECEASED PARENTS, BROTHERS, SISTERS, GRANDPARENTS OR OTHER DEAD PERSONS CAN ATTRACT FAMILIAR SPIRITS.
- KEEPING PICTURES OF DECEASED PARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN OUR BEDROOMS IS WRONG IF WE THINK THEY GIVE US A SENSE OF THEIR CONTINUED PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES.
- THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL CONVICTED YOU THAT YOUR DEAD PARENTS WERE NOT HER SOURCE OF COMFORT, SECURITY OR HELP
- THOSE PICTURES MUST BE PUT AWAY ESPECIALLY IF THE DEAD RELATIVES WERE INVOLVED IN OCCULTISM AND WITCHCRAFT.
- THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE; HOWEVER, WHO HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO PRAY TO MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS, OR TO OTHER DEPARTED SAINTS, AS MEDIATORS
- WHEN MEN PRAY TO THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, THEY ARE PRACTICING NECROMANCY AND THEY ARE JUST FAMILIAR SPIRITS.
- THEREFORE, IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THERE ARE SO MANY REPORTED VISITATIONS BY THESE FORBIDDEN MEDIATORS.
- FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS THE APPEARNCE OF THIS SO CALLED MARY IN MANY CATHOLIC COMMUNITIES.
- FAMILIAR SPIRITS MANIFESTED THEMSELVES WHEN PEOPLE PRAYED TO MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS.
- THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, “THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS” I TIM. 2:5.
- ALSO, JESUS DECLARED, “NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME” JOHN 14:6.
- JESUS IS THE ONLY MEDIATOR AND THE ONLY WAY THROUGH WHOM WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER.
- 9.SPIRIT HUSBANDS AND SPIRIT WIVES
- THESE ARE EVIL MALEAND FEMALE SPIRITS THAT LIE WITH MEN AND WOMEN IN THEIR SLEEP, IN ORDER TO HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH THEM.
- THESE UNCLEAN FAMILIAR SPIRITS ARE USUALLY ACQUIRED THROUGH SEXUAL PROMISCUITY.
- FORNICATION, ADULTERY ,MASTURBATION. ,LESBIANISM AND LUST
- ANY SORT OF SEXUAL PERVERSITY AND DEVIATION WILL GIVE OPPORTUNITY TO THESE WICKED SPIRITS OF SEXUAL LUST.
- INVOLVEMENT WITH OCCULTISM AND WITCH DOCTORS CAN OPEN THE DOOR FOR SPIRIT HUSBANDS AND WIVES TO ENTER PEOLE’S LIVES AND TROUBLE THEM
- WHAT COULD BE MORE FAMILIAR THAN A SPIRIT WHO COMES TO HAVE SEX WITH A PERSON?
- IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT PEOPLE ARE OFTEN EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT THEY ARE HAVING NIGHT VISITATIONS FROM SPIRIT HUSBANDS AND WIVES
- BUT IT IS THE DEVIL WHO MAKES PEOPLE FEEL ASHAMED AND AFRAID JUST SO THEY WILL NOT BE SET FREE.
- WE MUST EXPOSE THE DEVIL BY BRINGING SECRET THINGS INTO THE LIGHT.
- “CONFESS YOUR TRESPASSES TO ONE ANOTHER, AND PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER, THAT YOU MAY BE HEALED” JAS. 5:16.
DELIVERANCE MINISTRATION AND PRAYERS
- WE MUST APPLY THIS TEACHING ON FAMILIAR SPIRITS TO OUR OWN LIVES TODAY.
- HAS ANY DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY BEEN OPENED TO FAMILIAR SPIRITS IN OUR LIVES AND FAMILIES?
- IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE OF THE PRESENCE OF FAMILIAR SPIRITS IN OUR FAMILIES?
1) WE MUST REPENT ON OUR BEHALF AND THAT OF ALL OUR FAMILIES OF EACH SIN THAT HAS GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS. GOD’S WORD WARNS THAT IT IS A SIN TO HAVE A FAMILIAR SPIRIT.
- A FAMILIAR SPIRIT IS NOT JUDGED BY WHETHER OR NOT IT APPEARS TO BE OF BENEFIT, BUT BY WHAT GOD HAS SAID ABOUT IT.
2) RENOUNCE THE FAMILIAR SPIRITS. AN INDIVIDUAL CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE FAMILIAR SPIRIT OPERATING IN HIS LIFE. FALL OUT OF AGREEMENT WITH THE FAMILIAR SPIRITS.
- 3) DESTROY ANY THING OR ANY HABIT THAT YOU HAVE THAT WOULD GIVE A LEGAL RIGHT FOR SUCH A SPIRIT TO REMAIN. TELL IT THAT IT IS NOT NEEDED OR WANTED.
4) RESIST AND CAST OUT THE DEMONIC SPIRITS, USING YOUR SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY AS A BELIEVER IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. EMPLOY THE SPIRITUAL WEAPONS OF THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AND THE WORD OF GOD. FOR THESE WEAPONS “ARE MIGHTY IN GOD FOR PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS” II COR. 10:5 .
PRAYER AND WARFARE
- “LORD JESUS, I BELONG TO YOU AND MY FAMILY BELONGS TO YOU ACCORDING TO OUR PROMISE
- YOU HAVE SAVED US AND REDEEMED US BY YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD.
- WE NO HAVE NEED OF ANY OTHER SPIRIT OTHER THAN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
- FORGIVE US FOR ALLOWING AND EVEN INVITING OTHER SPIRITS INTO OUR LIVES.
- I RENOUNCE AND SEPARATE US FROM ALL EVIL, UNRIGHTEOUS AND FAMILIAR SPIRITS IN ALL OUR LIVES IN JESUS NAME.
- HOWEVER ACQUIRED. “SATAN, I TAKE BACK ALL GROUND THAT WE HAVE IN EVER YIELDED TO YOU IN MY FAMILY.
- I LOOSE YOUR INFLUENCE AND CONTROL OF EVERY FAMILIAR SPIRIT FROM OUR HEARTS, MINDS OR LIVES IN ANY WAY BY THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF GOD ALMIGHTY IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
- NOW FATHER, I CALL UPON YOU TO DELIVER US ALL FROM THE LIES AND DECEPTIONS OF FAMILIAR SPIRITS.
- TEACH US YOUR TRUTH AND YOUR WAYS. HELP US TO BE LED, DIRECTED AND GUIDED BY YOUR SPIRIT. AND TEACH US TO WALK IN YOUR WILL AND TO GLORIFY YOUR NAME IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.”
SOME SCRIPTURES THAT FORBID US TO COMMUNICATE WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS
- Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.
Isaiah 8:19 – And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
Isaiah 19:3 – And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
2 Chronicles 33:6 – And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Leviticus 20:6 – And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Acts 16:16-18 – And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: (Read More…)
Deuteronomy 18:10 – There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Leviticus 20:27 – A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.
Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
2 Kings 23:24 – Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
Galatians 5:20 – Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
2 Kings 21:6 – And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.
Revelation 22:15 – For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Deuteronomy 18:14 – For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so [to do].
1 Samuel 28:3-25 – Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. (Read More…)
1 Chronicles 10:13 – So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to enquire [of it];
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 – There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, (Read More…)
Daniel 2:27 – Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise [men], the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
Deuteronomy 18:11 – Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Jeremiah 1:1-19 – The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that [were] in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin: (Read More…)
2 Kings 9:22 – And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, [Is it] peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts [are so] many?
Acts 8:9 – But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Nahum 3:4 – Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
Acts 19:19 – Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.
Acts 16:16 – And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
Revelation 18:23 – And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Deuteronomy 18:9-14 – When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. (Read More…)
2 Kings 17:17 – And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Romans 1:1-32 – Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Read More…)
Exodus 7:11 – Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
PRAYERS FOR DELIVERANCE
- Lord I repent from receiving revelation from other sources other than from God’s Spirit in Jesus name
- Lord I ask for your forgiveness today in Jesus name
- I confess the sin of opening the door to familiar spirits I forbid them to ever speak to me in the dream
- I renounce all familiar spirits and declare I don’t need you familiar spirits in my life
- I now demand that you leave my life for ever from today in Jesus name
- I declare that I now renounce every covenant I have with familiar spirits
- Now by the power of the Holy Ghost I release coals of fire on every covenant and seed of familiar spirit in our lives and family in Jesus name
- Let the lineage of familiar spirit in our families break off now
- I arrest every spirit of the dead that has come against us
- I comm
- and them to leave now in the name of Jesus Christ
- I break up every spirit and grip of death and hell upon our lives and family. I loose
- I set on fire every familiar spirit that has been harassing our sons, daughters and grandchildren
- I command them to loose their holds and be set on fire
- I command them to burn to ashes now
- Every dream, every abomination and physical appearances of familiar spirit to receive life coals from heaven
- All their animals, snakes, python, lions , cobwebs, dogs, cats, must catch fire in Jesus name
- Let the hold and lies of these spirits upon our sons and daughters break, break and break in pieces in Jesus name
- I command all the wicked spiritual experiences from familiar spirits to vanish by fire in Jesus name
- You familiar spirits attacking and harassing, I arrest you and terminate all your chains and evil covenants in the name of Jesus Christ
- Every yoke, every evil load by familiar spirits must now burn to ashes in Jesus name
- Every evil prophency from familiar spirits in the dream and physical catch fire in Jesus name
- I reverse those prophecies from familiar spirits in every family, let them be broken to pieces by the rock of ages in Jesus name
- I send angelic army to throw the blood of Jesus Christ on the netwok of familiar spirits in our families in Jesus name
- I command them to be confused, vanish and disappear in Jesus name
- I arrest every witches, wizards, witchdoctor using familiar spirit to torment my family
- I command them to receive the judgement of God in Jesus name
- I set fire on the works in the name of Jesus
- I command their curses to go back to them in Jesus name
- Every bondage in our lives from these familiar spirits, scatter by fire in Jesus name
- I invade their meeting places by fire in Jesus name
- Their operations must cease
- Everything stolen by these familiar spirits come back now in Jesus name
- I erase their confusion in every family in Jesus name
- All family members possessed by familiar spirit be loose by the blood of Jesus
- Be cleansed by the fire of God in Jesus name
- Every family covenant with familiar spirits in our children’s lives, in our families I destroy you by the cross of Calvary
- Be taken out of the way and be nailed to the cross in Jesus name
- Every wicked dedication and initiation that can connect us and our families to familiar spirit, I nail you to the cross, I cancel them and wipe their effects off by the blood
- Every inheritance from familiar spirits receive the blood of Jesus Christ and catch fire and die
- Every marriage of anyone to familiar spirits I cancel and nullify it in the name of Jesus
- Let the evil marriage break now in Jesus name
- Let the real marriage from God manifest and be established in all our families in Jesus name
- Familiar spirits appearing as spouses in our dreams catch in Jesus name
- I terminate those marriage in Jesus name
- I command the children born in those marriage to die in Jesus name
- Those spirit mascurading in all our dreams to deport and die
- Every demon that has been hiding come out today by fire
- I break all the yokes of familiar spirit to break
- Lord begin to heal all damages done by familiar spirits in all our lives and houses in Jesus name
- I arrest every familiar and ancestral spirit in Jesus name – Disappear by fire
- I command total and absolute deliverance from these spirits now by the blood of Jesus Christ
- Be healed, be delivered, and be totally restored in Jesus name.